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'Rubbish' Dr Who portrait on show in Newcastle
Julie Easley with her art work
Julie was "distraught" when she heard David Tennant was leaving the show

An artist from the north-east of England, who was inspired by a Dr Who exhibition, now has a piece of her own work on show in Newcastle.

A 'labour of love', 22 local newspapers and 1.5 litres of glue is all it took for Julie Easley to create a "rubbish" portrait of Dr Who.

The artwork impressed organisers of the official Doctor Who exhibition running at the Centre for Life.

It can be found in the reception of the Bio Science Centre until 31 October.


Julie said: "I had to make something that reflected what a fantastic Doctor he had been and how passionate I am about recycled art.

"When the series first returned it was a chance to enjoy it once again with my own children. I watch them now being scared and excited at the same time, as I was as a child.

"The concept of Dr Who really appeals to my creative mind and it is so much more than a TV programme - The Doctor represents light, hope, change and renewal.

"The Tardis represents opportunity - step through the door and your life changes forever! It is a fantastic programme and as you can see - I love it."

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The single mother of two has just completed the first year of her degree in Applied Arts at Cleveland College of Art and Design.

She spent 55 hours creating the piece which will also be part of her final diploma show.

Staff at the centre are also welcoming artists to submit pictures of their Dr Who related artwork by email to info@life.org.uk

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